Dude, it’s not a phone

Sunday night I saw one of my favorite bands, Phish perform live at Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It was a fantastic show. The sound quality was amazing! I was VIP and had full stage access for their entire performance. I did not have to pay for tickets or fight the crowds of soap dodgers. I had a glass of my favorite wine and slept in the comfort of my own bed after the show. How did I accomplish this? Well, the story begins 20 years ago.

In 1991 I got my first car and my first cell phone. The car was a 1966 Mustang and the cell phone came in briefcase weighing about 20 lbs. I thought it was pretty cool at the time. Since then, I have owned over a dozen cell phones and/or smart phones.

Boy, was I wrong…
When cell phone companies decided to place cameras on cell phones, I remember thinking that the idea of a camera phone was stupid. Who wants a camera phone? It made no sense at the time. Boy, was I wrong!

When cell phone companies added ‘texting’ to phone capabilities, I remember thinking that texting is a waste of time. Why text, when I can call? Boy was I wrong! (more…)